West Ham target Simone Zaza took and missed one of the worst penalties in European Championship history on Saturday as Italy crashed out of the competition at the hands of Germany on penalties.
The £20million rated man would have been hoping that his Azzuri team-mates could have rescued him and convert the remaining penalties and ultimately render his awful spot-kick irreverent; but there was no such luck.
Further misses from Graziano Pelle, Leonardo Bonucci – who had converted a penalty during normal time – and Matteo Darmian sealed Antonio Conte’s side’s misery, as the Euro 2012 finalists were sent home in comedic shoot-out fashion.
The penalty was one the Juventus striker will remember himself for a long time to come, and he even took to his Instagram to apologise for a move that he will ‘live with for a lifetime’. And there is absolutely no chance the punishing world of social media will let him forget it either.
Here some of the best videos/memes and vines following Zaza’s atrocious spot-kick..
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) July 4, 2016
Nice to see Zaza paying tribute to his favourite Italian (ish) wrestler during the shootout last night pic.twitter.com/8tpzZKYDBo
— Wrestling Memes (@Wrestling_Memes) July 3, 2016
That Zaza penalty… https://t.co/L7IEGeDQra
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 3, 2016
Some say Zaza is still running up to take his penalty…
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) July 3, 2016
Spurs legend Steffen Freund in hysterics over Simone Zaza penalty miss!pic.twitter.com/0d72LTBRuU
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) July 3, 2016
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 2, 2016
Zaza's penalty run up pic.twitter.com/gFe2OECNpp
— ForzaConte (@GaryRivett) July 2, 2016
Replay of Zaza's penalty kick… https://t.co/rXjLcIbOlJ
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 2, 2016
That Zaza Penalty! https://t.co/xV5GeomHsK
— Premier League (@PremlerIeague) July 5, 2016